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THE WASHINGTON STING., Conconi, Charles and House, Toni.
1 Conconi, Charles and House, Toni. THE WASHINGTON STING.
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, 1979, second impression. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Here is the dramatic and only inside account of the undercover police-FBI fencing operation - featuring cops in the guise of syndicate soldiers - whose stunning success put the 'Washington Sting' in headlines across the nation. Word was out on the street in Washington, D.C., that one of the best fences in years was working out of a warehouse on 25th Place, NE. PFF Inc., run by 'mob-connected' Italians, was buying up stolen guns, office equipment, anything with resale value. Thieves all over the Washington area were soon submitting to the hard dealing of the gun-wielding Mafiosi, looking for quick cash and an association with the mighty aristocracy of crime. As the fence's main man, Pasquale Larocca, critically examined the typewriter or rifle offered across his bulletproof counter, and in one corner Mike Franzino cradled his shotgun in casual warning, there was no suspicion of a weapon deadly in a different way: a videotape machine which recorded every transaction from behind an unnoticed one-way mirror. 'Pasquale Larocca' and 'Mike Franzino' were the aliases of two of the undercover team of police and FBI men organized to fight Washington's high larceny statistics down at the underworld source. And five months after the opening of 'Police-FBI Fencing, Incognito' - five months of tense bargaining with suspicious professionals and comic encounters with fawning flunkies and prostitutes - the fence closed around more than 200 criminals invited to meet a New York 'Don' at a party hosted by Larocca. They met, instead, with police. The single account of the caper written with the cooperation of the police and FBI and with full access to the incriminating videotapes, here is a true story of police politics and mayhem, streetwise ingenuity and volatile temperaments, told to authentic narrative effect with complete, uncensored detail." Very light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, very light browning on flap-folds and edges of rear panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good - 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Dunmore, Spencer. COLLISION.
Peter Davis, London, (1974), Ist edition. 
250 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Three aircraft enter the turbulence over Toronto simultaneously; a charter Boeing 707, on its way from Gander; a Douglas DC-8 coming in from L.A.; and a lightweight Aeronca flown by an inexperienced trainee pilot Henry Peel. Are the weather conditions the cause of the catastrophe to come or does the blame rest with..." A few very faint water splashes to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, book has slight lean. One small dog ear at bottom corner of page. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear - dramatic wraparound cover art. VG/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 70.  MAY 1987.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, Alastair Goodrum, Allan Curry, Frank Goodridge, Francois Prins, Tom Meikle, Robbie Shaw, Ken Wixey.)
3 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, Alastair Goodrum, Allan Curry, Frank Goodridge, Francois Prins, Tom Meikle, Robbie Shaw, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 70. MAY 1987. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1987. 
70 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Magnificent Obsession (Sea Fury); Disposal (B-57 at War); Fallen Eagles (Luftwaffe intruder losses over the Fens); Sw ift Saga; Pathfinder (tribute to Don Bennett); Museums of the World (Venezuela); Collectair Special (Aeronautical cigarette and trade card collecting); Tasty Hawaii; FotoPost (French connection, flying boats and Lancasters); American Class i c s ( P o r t e rfield clan); Register Review (Two DC-6s and another Hunter); Between the Wars Bombers (Bristol Bombay), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom o f sp i ne , ve ry l ig ht rubbing on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AIR DISASTER.  VOLUME 2., Job, Macarthur.  Foreword by Captain Gordon Vette.  Illustrated by Matthew Tesch.
4 Job, Macarthur. Foreword by Captain Gordon Vette. Illustrated by Matthew Tesch. AIR DISASTER. VOLUME 2.
Aerospace Publicatins, Weston Creek, ACT, 1996. 
218 pp, 10 7/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 1875671196 B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps. "(Provides) detailed, lucid analyses of the stories of a further 14 significant jet airline diasters (in the period between 1977 and 1991) - and one amazing near tragedy. Based primarily on official investigation reports, supplemented by extensive external research, each of these events has been carefully selected to exemplify the problems encountered, both operational and human, as jet airline f l y i n g moved into its second quarter century. Liberally complemented with photographs and diagrams, (it) continues the unique style set in Volume 1, with many specially drawn diagrams and explanatory graphics. Clear and accurate, they blend ac tu al p il ot ing experience with artistic skill to enable readers to properly visualise the compelling events in the text. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small scuff on fore-edge of text block, a few s mal l s oft cr eas es at top corner of front cover - migrate into first few pages. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
LIGHTNING BUGS AND OTHER RECONNAISSANCE DRONES., Wagner, William.  Foreword by Benjamin F. Schemmer.
5 Wagner, William. Foreword by Benjamin F. Schemmer. LIGHTNING BUGS AND OTHER RECONNAISSANCE DRONES.
Fallbrook, CA Armed Forces Journal International / Aero 1982 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w illustrations. "In the early 1960s technicians took the pilot out of the plane's cockpit, put him on the ground at an electronic black box and had him 'fly' spy missions by remotely controlling an pilotless jet airplane. Because of this advanced technique, formerly dangerous intelligence-gathering flights in hostile areas were possible without risking the lives of pilots or the loss of extremely costly manned aircraft. This then is the story of 'Lightning Bugs' and other Ryan reconnaissance drones and the contributions they made in combat in Southeast Asia." Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, remaider spray on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling on rear panel, minor rubbing, two small edge tears. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DC 3 PRODUCTION.  VOLUME 7.  CONSTRUCTION NUMBERS 20201 - 43400.  (VOL. 7), Wilkinson, Stan.
6 Wilkinson, Stan. DC 3 PRODUCTION. VOLUME 7. CONSTRUCTION NUMBERS 20201 - 43400. (VOL. 7)
England LAAS International 1970 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
54 pp, 8" H. B&w photographs. Contents: Preface; The DC 3 in use in the United States and Canada; Abbreviations; Listings by construction number; Cross reference index; Douglas DC 3/C-47 versions built under licence: Nakajima Type O Tabby; Showa Hikoki K.K. (Showa Aeroplane Co. Ltd.); Lisunov - Li-2. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft corner crease on rear cover, minor wrinkling at top fore-edge of last two pages and rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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